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Sobriety Brothers: Thursday Night Happy Hour

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On the Thursday, April 3rd 2014 broadcast at 7PM PT/10PM ET Mike C and Gregg M return to the studio for a conversation on emotional sobriety and anything else on their mind's. Join us as we talk about recovery from a seemingly hopeless state of body and mind... and we're fond of reminding ourselves and others: 'we are not a glum lot.' Here's some context on emotional sobriety as discussed and defined by Bill W. c-founder of AA: I think that many oldsters who have put our AA "booze cure" to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. Perhaps they will be the spearhead for the next major development in AA -- the development of much more real maturity and balance (which is to say, humility) in our relations with ourselves, with our fellows, and with God. Those adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval, perfect security, and perfect romance -- urges quite appropriate to age seventeen -- prove to be an impossible way of life when we are at age forty-seven or fifty-seven. Since AA began, I've taken immense wallops in all these areas because of my failure to grow up, emotionally and spiritually. My God, how painful it is to keep demanding the impossible, and how very painful to discover finally, that all along we have had the cart before the horse! Then comes the final agony of seeing how awfully wrong we have been, but still finding ourselves unable to get off the emotional merry-go-round. How to translate a right mental conviction into a right emotional result, and so into easy, happy, and good living -- well, that's not only the neurotic's problem, it's the problem of life itself for all of us who have got to the point of real willingness to hew to right principles in all our affairs.  Join two lunatics as they try to stay on the sunny side of the street one day at a time!